new Ludwig snare muffler problem

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I have a vintage Ludwig standard aluminum snare that was missing the muffler. Went to the local shop and all they had were the new Ludwig replacement mufflers. Was not sure if the tom mufflers were different than snare mufflers? I was told they are the same. Got home and drilled out the hole to make it fit. Went in fine but the felt does not sit flat on the head. Did I get the wrong muffler?
 

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are your holes level? (only on a drum forum..
Or are you saying it's touching the head without laying flat..
(means it could have been drilled lower?..)
 

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the holes are oem. I just enlarged the one hole to make it fit which is pretty standard. yes the felt does not sit flat on the head.
 

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Annoying that Ludwig can reproduce the correct replacement part.
 

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You will have to bend that thing. I bought a Gibraltar muffler (which I think is the same as the Ludwig) and had the same problem. I just bended the muffler untill it sat flat in the head.
 

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or let it be as is.. still muffles right.. and may bend it err self..
tighten and let it sit overnight over and over
 
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I’ve replaced three in the past year. All needed a bit of tweaking one way or the other to work right
 

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If the muffler touches the head it will muffle.
If you want it flat, bend the spring steel arm till it lays right. Easy fix.
 

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Yeah. Really had to bend it and was worried about breaking it. Got it to work. For me ,it has to sit flat on the head or it doesn't sound right .
 


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